This is Everyday Grammar. I'm Lucija.
And I'm Kaveh.
Kaveh, do you know that one of our Facebook fans wrote us saying, "English speakers talk too fast! I can't understand what they're saying."
D'ya think Todd'll wanna go to the movie?
D'ya think Todd'll wanna go to the movie? （你觉得Tod会去看电影吗？）
What you think she'll do?
What you think she'll do? （你觉得她会怎么样？）
I've heard that as well! I think it's because English teachers speak so sloooowllly and pronounce eveeeerrryy singgllleee word cleaaarrrly. But native speakers squeeze, shorten, combine, and drop sounds all the time.
So what can English learners do?
I think it's important to listen for key grammar words like be, have, do, to, and will. These words are often shortened.
That's true! My friend always says, "D'ya wanna go?" instead of "Do you want to go?"
是的，我朋友经常说“D'ya wanna go?（你想去吗？）”，而不是说“Do you want to go?”
That's right. Americans speak very quickly to each other.
M leaving now. I'll see you tomorrow.
M leaving now. I'll see you tomorrow.（我走了，明天见。）
Whaddya want? （你想要什么？）
Watcha gonna do about it?
Watcha gonna do about it?（你打算怎么处置它？）
The key is to train your ears to listen for shortened grammar words.
Why can't people just slow down so English learners can understand?
Well, listening to slow speech is important when you're learning. But, for regular people on the street, it's just not natural to speak like an English teacher.
Good advice. I'm going to send that to our Facebook fan.